Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dachshund Chronicles:Toto don't fence me in

In Toto's world the word mini did not exist. He was a Great Dane. Our next door neighbors had a beautiful Golden Retriever named Toby. Toby was very large for a golden but he had to have a huge body to house his great big golden heart and that trademark smile. Toby spent most of his days in his huge shady fenced in back yard and his nights in the house. Toto spent his days in the house. They never met until this one particular afternoon. Toby was in the front yard with his human. Toto must have sensed there was some fun to be had waiting just next door. As I opened the door, he got away from me before I could get his leash hooked on his collar. He ran like the wind arounded the corner of the house. Lo and behold he saw this giant animal with flowing, feathery red fur. Toby could have easily swallowed Toto whole but instead he greeted him with the happy Golden dance and a big smile. What did Toto do you ask? Being the genius that he was he instantly knew he was out weighed but not outwitted. Within a nanosecond, he sized up the situation, figuring out how to best get the big sweet Golden. Toto stationed himself between Toby's back legs, started nipping at the flowing, feathery, fur on Toby's back legs. As Toto nipped at the fur, Toby turned in circles trying to get to him. This went on for several minutes until Toby became dizzy...he finally stopped and flopped. Genius took over again, Toto high tailed it back to his own yard before Toby could get is land legs back. I don't know what it is about little dogs. Obviously they have no concept of size and Toto was fearless. To him everything was a badger and needed to be brought down.


  1. Hi Madi!
    Little dogs really don't know their small,our backyard is sandwiched between two yards, one has another doxie the other a boxer.
    Sadie plays with the boxer,while the other doxie just runs around barking.

  2. Have a wonderful sunday
    Madi & Mom
    hugs from Dutch
    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

  3. Yes..we have seen small dogs act like they are big Dogs! It is too funny...But then..I am sure I am a very tiny dog...I just know it.. BOL!

    Have a great week Madi..

    Licks and Tail Wags--

    Olive :)

  4. This Toto you keep talking about sounds like he had it all figured out. Does he have notes anywhere I could look at....I think some of his wisdom would come in handy for me.

  5. What a cute story! I sure know all about little dogs thinking they are big, hehe. Have a wonderful week madi and mom!

  6. Hi, Madi and Mom!
    I love the way you tell us the stories about Toto!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Hi Madi,

    Being small dogggie ourselve's, I can tell ya that big things come in small packages. Star is 4 - 1/2 pounds of trouble! Would you like to have her???


  8. Seriously I don't think small dogs have concept of size... Hershey may be twice Huskee's size, but we all know who the boss is!! Poor Toby... he must be wondering what on earth is happening!!

  9. The imagery of Toby going dizzy from Toto's game sounds so funny, I can just see that little rascal racing back home at light speed from his mischief! For Raider it was Buddy! He had all of the big dogs fearing him in Quartzsite! Until one day, Raider was moving away from Buddy, but had a thought, spun around and woofed his biggest bark, "darn it, I'm not taking it anymore!" We all swore Buddy's ears were blowing in the wind from that bark. He didn't pester Raider any more after that! LOL

  10. Hi Madi!
    We are doing our awards tomorrow, and we are passing on back to you, so please stop by.

  11. Awwww, Toto is GINORMOUS in his own mind!!! Good for him not to be detered from things!!!

  12. Madi, you tell a very good story! Bambi and I have known some very small dogs with very big egos and very big hearts!!!
    Thanks for sharing...
    OOXXOO, Bambi & Fern

  13. Bilbo also thinks he is the biggest dog in the matter how big the other dog, cat, human is!


  14. It is so funny to me how little dogs think they are tough. Every little dog I know has been willing to go right up to a big dog without any fear. But the big dogs are much more cautious.


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